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Ukraine enlists Canada's support in promoting idea of peacekeepers in G7
15:18, 24 September 2017
Ukraine enlists Canada's support in promoting idea of peacekeepers in G7

For Ukraine, it was very important to receive the world support of Ukrainian initiatives in the matter of deploying a peacekeeping mission in Donbas

15:18, 24 September 2017

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The visit of Petro Poroshenko in Toronto confirmed the strategic support of Ukraine by Canada. This was stated by deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, Ukrinform reports.

"The first thing we received from this visit is strategic support from one of the most influential countries in the world. Canada next year will chair the G-7 and it was very important for us before the chairmanship to agree on certain positions, to ensure that the Ukrainian question would be on the G7 agenda, "Yeliseyev said.

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According to him, for Ukraine it was also very important to receive the world support of Ukrainian initiatives in the matter of deploying the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas.

"Now, after the president's visit to the US and Canada, one can argue that if the issue of the UN peacekeeping mission deployment was only an initiative of Ukraine, today it is an initiative of the entire civilized democratic world," the deputy head of the presidential administration said.

He added that Ukraine received from Canada "assurances of supporting this idea." "And we are very pleased that our position has in fact become a position of the world," Yeliseyev said.

Earlier we reported that Canada is working on legislation that will lift the current ban on the sale of weapons to Ukraine. This was stated after talks with the President of Ukraine by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

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